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Manchester United v Stoke City Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Stoke City Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Monday Night, Jose Mourinho's Manchester United will host a struggling and manager-less Stoke City side at Old Trafford - with 3 points on the line. Football had taken a back seat at Man United - with all the noise around the apparent pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, a player who Jose Mourinho described as "phenomenal" in his pre-match press conference. The Red Devils, fresh from their break in Dubai will be expected come out with a rejuvenated display on Monday …
Sanchez to Manchester United: What Would He Bring?

Sanchez to Manchester United: What Would He Bring?

'You can never enough world class players at a football club' - goes the saying. It is easy to see why a whole host of teams would want to have a talent like Alexis Sanchez in their ranks. To be able to field a footballer who is always up for a fight on the pitch - to be the leader and take responsibilities in a way he has done at Arsenal could prove vital for any football club, especially at …
Comparing Lingard to the Best Attacking Midfielders in the League

Comparing Lingard to the Best Attacking Midfielders in the League

The story of Jesse Lingard, a Warrington-born boyhood Manchester United fan going from being the perennial scapegoat that symbolised United's seeming mediocrity to the match-winning hero that the supporters did not quite deserve - is a remarkable one. What the now 24-year old has experienced in the last few weeks is an occupational evolution - paraphrasing Mourinho's words - and for humans that may not have had a Pokemon experience in their lives, that may sound a bit weird. But …
Luke Shaw is Beginning to Thrive Under Mourinho

Luke Shaw is Beginning to Thrive Under Mourinho

One of the criticisms in a long list that Jose Mourinho has faced throughout his career is his lack of trust in young players. Although in 2017/18 with his continued faith in Marcus Rashford, shrewd management of Anthony Martial and outstanding use of Jesse Lingard (young, in terms of top-flight experience) - the Portuguese is proving them all wrong. And rather quietly so. It has been a weird campaign for the Red Devils, I called this spooky in November and …
Everton v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Everton v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

On the 1st of January 2018, Jose Mourinho's Manchester United will make the trip to Merseyside to face an Everton outfit still getting used to the business of Sam Allardyce. Everton, remarkably, have yet to find their feet in the Premier League this season. However, since the appointment of Allardyce, the results in the blue half of Merseyside have looked reasonably better although that is not saying much given the state they were in before the former England manager took …
Manchester United v Southampton Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Southampton Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

As 2017 draws to a close, the Red Devils will be all set to welcome Pellegrino's Southampton in its final Premier League encounter of the calendar year. From the outside, United have had a pretty successful 2017 - winning two trophies, qualifying for the Champions League in the first half to reaching the knock-outs and placed second in the league, albeit 15 points from the summit, in the second half. There is no denying that Manchester United under Mourinho are …
Manchester United v Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This boxing day Manchester United will welcome high-flying Burnley to Old Trafford as the two sides face each other for the first time in 2017/18 after 19 games. United are 13 points below their neighbours in the league table at the moment which suggests that barring an almighty collapse even by Manchester City's standards, there is little United could do to stop the league title heading towards the blue half of the city. But what they could do is not …
Why Phil Neville is Wrong about Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Why Phil Neville is Wrong about Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Before going on to do the objectively right thing and look at why Phil Neville was wrong about the now seemingly exiled attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United, it is vital to evaluate how the 27-year old has fared so far at Old Trafford in 2017/18. Mkhitaryan started the season - arguably the brightest, picking up from where he had left off in the season before scoring vital away goals in the Europa League run, culminating in a night …
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